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Mr Michael Dworkin

Mr Michael Dworkin

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
MB BS, FRCS, MS

"The Spire Wellesley Hospital has excellent facilities with caring and professional staff."

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Dworkin at Spire include:

General surgery

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

Abdominal pain investigations, bowel physiology and dysfunction and problems re abscess/fistula/piles, laparoscopic surgery and bowel disorder tests. 

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Professional profile

I qualified in medicine in 1986 at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. After completing basic surgical training I obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1990. This was followed by two years in full time research into the treatment of bowel cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and led to a Master of Surgery degree in 1995.

After that I spent a period in higher surgical training in which I developed my interests in bowel and laparoscopic surgery. During this time I worked at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Kingston Hospital and St Marks Hospital as well as spending periods abroad studying surgery at the Mayo Clinic in USA and in Australia.

I was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at Southend Hospital NHS Trust in 1998 and at the same time started my private practice at the Spire Wellesley Hospital.

My specialist areas of interest are bowel surgery and laparoscopic surgery, including hernia repair. I specialise in the investigation of bowel problems by endoscopy. My experience in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery has led to me being recognised as a National Trainer for Consultant Surgeons in laparoscopic surgery.

I also organise and run laparoscopic courses at Anglia Ruskin University and the ICENI centre in Colchester, as well as having been invited to teach and speak at National and overseas meetings.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.


Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Coloproctocology
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Motility disorder
Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Bowel cancer

Investigation and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Surgery of the colon, rectum and anus. Laparoscopic surgery (keyhole). Minimal access surgery. Abdominal pain investigation. Anal problems; piles/haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, anal pain, pilonidal sinus/ abscess. Surgery for bowel cancer, diverticular disease, crohns disease, colitis, pouch surgery. Endoscopy; indigestion, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, altered bowels, bleeding bowels, diarrhoea, constipation. Gastrointestinal surgery. Hernia repair surgery; open and keyhole hernia repairs; inguinal, groin, umbilical, hiatus hernia. In growing toenail surgery. Laparoscopic surgery; hernia, gallbladder, gall stones, bowel surgery. Pancreatic and biliary surgery. Skin lesions; abscesses, cysts, moles, lumps.

Private contact details

Telephone Private appointments: 01702 447921. Self-funding appointments and enquiries: 01702 447 926.
Private secretary telephone 07896 255 725
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Mentor of Surgery

MS / Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Higher Research Degree in Surgery


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Colproctology
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons


Professional leadership

Lead Clinician for General Surgery and Senior Colorectal Surgeon
Member of Spire Wellesley MAC

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I have three children and live in the Southend area.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

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